The 1985 Barolo (magnum) is a fine example of a wine whose time has arrived. It s a pretty Barolo with plenty of aged Nebbiolo character, but the density it had as a young wine has receded. What remains is a soft, expressive Barolo that has now entered the first part of its maturity. Hints of sweet dried cherry, tobacco, crushed flowers and pine linger on the effortless finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2032
Robert Parker 95
What a way to start the evening. Mascarello’s Barolo offers a beautiful nose of spices and menthol that is just starting to reveal more evolved notes. It is dense on the palate, with suggestions of rich red fruit, menthol and cocoa balanced by noble tannins which provide just the right amount of balance, and closing with an extraordinary finish that conveys a sense of freshness.